Issue: 2012-07-19

Hot, Pressed Beards

Beards, chainsaws, ingenuity, beards, rusty trucks, dogs, beards, puns, beards and beards, and grinning balls of lichen—these are the things the Klondike Drawing Company (KDC) is made of. Aubyn O’Grady and Rian Lougheed-Smith have used skills they learned in the Yukon to begin an illustration and silk-screening business in the heart of the Dawson City …

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The Largesse of Yukon Art

Harreson Tanner and Serena Kovalosky have just returned from a two-week scouting mission around the territory, but there is no sign of road-weary haggardness. Instead, both brim over with excitement for their collaboration on an ambitious art exhibition that will bring the Yukon’s artistic largesse to the outside world. Best known for his clay and …

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The Other Side of the Andes

In my last several articles, I have been reviewing a number of inexpensive, yet tasty Malbec and Malbec blend red wines from Argentina. The high altitudes, dry climates and pure waters of the Andes contribute to the growing of terrific grape stock, which makes a large contribution to the success of the Argentinian wine industry. …

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Live from the Sticks

At the 2012 Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF), attendees are in for a treat. With a lineup that became progressively more exciting as it was leaked over the early months of spring, one of the bands that stands out is The Deep Dark Woods. Well, to me anyway. You see, a strange thing happens when …

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Michael Mason’s Single Line

It’s a slow Sunday afternoon and Michael Mason is a little discouraged at the low turnout for his one-man art show at the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Hall. It probably doesn’t help that there’s work being done on the roof of the building and the entrance looks a bit like a construction zone. Mason muses that …

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The Joy of Drumming

The first time Lonnie Powell noticed the drums was when he was a kid at a wedding with his mom. He watched the drummer in the wedding band and thought to himself, “I want to try that.” But it wasn’t necessarily the drumming that caught his attention. “He looked so happy,” Powell recalls. “I wanted …

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Carving Whilst Drinking

There’s an ongoing story surrounding Scott Rogers’ Meanders Into Nonesuch Place. At the center of this story is Jan Welzl, an Arctic explorer, locksmith and inventor whose life reads like an epic saga. Welzl spent his life traipsing around the world, lived in a Siberian cave for 30 years, wrote a bestselling book, and eventually …

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